42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON on 27 September 2015

More events

News

IAAF org: Twenty-five years ago today… Yet 25 years ago today, Coe was on the verge of Olympic oblivion.

Sebastian Coe’s status as Olympic hero is doubly assured

2005-07-26

The book - Pat Butcher

Sebastian Coe’s status as Olympic hero is doubly assured.  His unrivalled back to back gold medals in the blue riband 1500 metres always meant that he came high on any list of Olympic achievement.  And when he masterminded the recent victory of the London 2012 bid, any debate was dispelled. Yet 25 years ago today, Coe was on the verge of Olympic oblivion.

Not only had the World record holder in the 800 metres been beaten  at the Moscow Olympics by his great domestic rival Steve Ovett, but Coe had been made to look a novice, and on his own admission was in  danger of being, “put in a box historically”. The biggest shock of  his young life happened a quarter of century ago, July 26, 1980.
 
Coe, the darling of the media, and Ovett, who wouldn’t even talk to  the press, stood head and shoulders above everyone else in the world  at both 800 and 1500 metres ...

 

Steve Ovett and Seb Coe – The Record Breaking Rivalry
http://www.scc-events.com/news/news002251.en.html


More news

2015-04-23 All RTL Charity slots for the 2015 BMW BERLIN-Marathon are sold
2015-04-16 Only 100 slots for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON left: Join the RTL charity Program
2015-04-13 Only 300 slots for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON left: Join the RTL charity Program
2015-04-09 1,000 slots for 2015 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: Join the RTL Charity Program

More news can be found in our news archive

Sponsoren des 42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON BMW Adidas Abbott AOK TAGHeuer Holiday Inn Erdinger Alkoholfrei Wobenzym plus Here Maps Germanwings

Advertisement

Advertisement